The wish to marry foreigners becomes more common among Colombian women. They visit Colombian marriage agencies in hope to find groom from abroad. There is no precise statistics how many Colombian women each year leave their homes.
Growing interest in overseas fiancé is proved by the number of agencies that specialize on organizing meetings with potential foreign fiancés for Colombian brides.
Colombian women associate foreigner with prince from fairy tale on the white horse. They often think that abroad they would appear in different reality, where everything is just great. Women tend to get married because of money, love, some want not to work. Reasons are different and genuine pure love happens hardly ever.
Impossibility to find good enough man in Colombia, a desire to live in more civilized country, the financial crisis – these are only some reasons why many Colombian women are ready to leave Colombia.
Colombian marriage agencies tell the type of Colombian woman who is the most popular among foreigners is 25-35 years-old. Few years before potential brides of different categories were preferred. In the last few years this trend has been changed. Candidates are looking for woman who has already decided what she is looking for in her life.
If mostly 20+ women are eager to leave Colombia for overseas country, potential fiancés, who visit Colombia in search of brides are already well over 45. Those are mostly Americans.
There are days in Wedding Palace of Bogota when it is almost impossible to hear Spanish language. All because people speak English, German and Italian, – those are most common foreign fiancee. Since the year beginning Colombian women have already married to representatives of at least 50 countries.
It seems that Colombian women care about their appearance more than others, especially when they go out; almost always with makeup. Foreigners like the fact Colombian women are taking care of themselves.
Though, according to the statistics given by human rights activists, more than 50 percent of international marriages are end up with break ups and Colombian women have to go home. Very often women are literary left on the street.
However, it is not true that all Colombian women want to marry foreigners. Many Colombian women consider foreigners as cowards not used to real life.